| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:34 PM
There's a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What's not being widely talked about is as important as what's in the news.
Underappreciated fact No. 1: The number of Democratic seats that are not in...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Confused by the ins and outs of how the governors of New York and New Jersey are coping with the Ebola crisis? Relax, there is an answer, but in this midterm election year, it appears that politics is trumping science.
As German social scientist Max...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Connecticut's popular system to publicly finance campaigns for statewide office and the General Assembly helps ensure candidates raise funds and spend time with the people they are running to represent.
Under the Citizens Election Program, the state's...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:22 PM
New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen won reelection to a second Senate term Tuesday, withstanding a late push by Republicans to use a toxic national political environment against her.
Shaheen, the first woman in the nation ever elected both governor...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:56 PM
Republicans are waking up Wednesday morning with victories to celebrate but sobering realities to ponder.
Winning control of the Senate after eight years of trying is a big prize, made more sweet by the fact that only two years ago, the party seemed...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Random thoughts, rants and ravings on the election:
Have the Republicans finally learned their lesson? Greenwich millionaires are now 0-4 running for statewide office? Maybe next time they should endorse a self-funding millionaire from a different town?...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Far behind in the polls and in need of a bump, a Republican running for Senate in New Mexico recently turned to the image of the knife-wielding Islamic State militant who beheaded an American journalist, building a campaign advertisement that flashes on...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
In my column on Wednesday, I recommended a half-dozen political commercials from this year’s Senate campaigns -- the good, the bad, and the silly. But there wasn’t enough room in the print version to list all of this year’s noteworthy...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:57 PM
For years, Republican opposition to immigration reform has exacted a steep political cost, the enmity of Latino voters.
But now some are pivoting to a less perilous argument for their opposition to reordering the nation’s immigration laws: It&...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has become the latest Republican to distance himself from an effort to support full human rights for individuals from conception onward.
At its convention over the weekend, the New Hampshire Republican Party...